American Airlines 777 Makes Emergency Landing in New York

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It has been reported by the FAA that an American Airlines Boeing 777 from Los Angeles bound for London made an emergency landing in New York.

Information has been released pertinent to this incident, which we will get into in this article.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

American Airlines Flight AA136 – Los Angeles to London: Emergency Landing in New York…


It has been reported by the FAA that an American Airlines Boeing 777 from Los Angeles bound for London made an emergency landing in New York.
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It has been reported by the FAA that an American Airlines Boeing 777 from Los Angeles bound for London made an emergency landing in New York.
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American Airlines flight AA136, which made an emergency landing in New York, was a scheduled service between Los Angeles and London Heathrow.

Also, it is understood that the aircraft involved in this incident was N728AN.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N728AN is a 10.3 year old Boeing 777-300ER that was delivered to the airline in April 2014.

Furthermore, of that variant, American Airlines have 20 of them in their fleet.

Of that 20, all of them are in active service.

Also, as a collective list, this is what the AA fleet looks like at the time of publication:

  • 133 Airbus A319 Family aircraft.
  • 48 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
  • 298 Airbus A321 Family aircraft.
  • 363 Boeing 737 Family aircraft.
  • 67 Boeing 777 Family aircraft.
  • 59 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft.

In the mainline American Airlines fleet, they have 968 aircraft, with 939 of them in active service.

American Airlines flight AA136 departed Los Angeles at 1437 local time on June 17 bound for London.

Furthermore, everything was normal in the flight until they reached the Fort Severn area in Northern Canada.

From there, a deviation was made tracking South, with it eventually being confirmed that New York JFK was the diversion field.

After around six hours and 33 minutes in the air, American Airlines flight AA136 made a successful emergency landing into the diversion field.

The Cause: An Abnormal Noise…


It has been reported by the FAA that an American Airlines Boeing 777 from Los Angeles bound for London made an emergency landing in New York.
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Furthermore, as per The Aviation Herald, it is understood the American Airlines 777 from Los Angeles to London diverted to New York JFK due to an abnormal noise onboard.

During the diversion to JFK, it has been revealed that the aircraft descended to FL200 and remained there after the abnormal noise.

At this time, it is unclear where this abnormal noise has come from.

In a statement, the FAA said the following on this incident:

“American Airlines Flight 136 landed safely at John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday, June 17, around 11:30 p.m. local time, after the pilot reported an abnormal noise.”

“The Boeing 777 departed Los Angeles International Airport en route to London Heathrow Airport.”

“The FAA will investigate.”

Test Flight Conducted on Aircraft The Next Day…


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Furthermore, data from RadarBox shows that the American Airlines 777-300ER has been grounded in New York JFK for nearly two days following the incident.

However, on June 18, the aircraft appeared to make a test flight under the callsign AAL9791.

The 777 is scheduled to operate the AA104 service to London Heathrow later today, before heading back to Los Angeles on June 20.

Of course, this is scheduled to change if any additional issues with the aircraft come up.

At this stage, it is unclear what the abnormal noise was that prompted the emergency landing of the American Airlines 777 operating the Los Angeles-London flight which diverted to New York JFK.

As soon as we have more information on that aspect of the incident, then we will update you accordingly.

Such updates will be seen at the bottom of this article, so stay tuned for additional updates.

This is a developing story. More to follow.

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